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Hopkins Center For Civilian Biodefense Studies Co-Sponsors Symposium On Medical/Public Health Response To Bioterrorism
... the call for public and professional awareness of bioterrorism
as a seriousthreat to thecivilian population. "Unt...thefollowing questions: Are current concerns about bioterrorism
real and notinflammatory? Whymust medicine and public health communities address the issue of bioter...
Plant pathologists to discuss anti-crop bioterrorism and food security, August 1999
...elligence andcriminal experts to discuss anti-crop bioterrorism
will be held during the jointAmerican Phytopatholo...m on plant pathology's role in combating anti-crop bioterrorism
andpromoting food security, will be held at the APS/CPS Annual Meeting in Montreal,Canada on Tuesday...
Abgenix to become sole owner of Xenomouse fully human antibody technology
...g smallpox, pose a potential biological warfare or bioterrorism
threat. Antibodies are naturally occurring proteins that the body's immune system uses to combat many diseases. As therapeutic products, antibodies have several potential advantages over other therapies. The highly specific interaction between an...
ASM statements on FY 2001 federal budget proposal: NIH, CDC, NSF
...lic health mission. The ASM notes that funding for bioterrorism
preparedness activities decreases by $6.5 million ... $148.5 million. An effective national program for bioterrorism
preparedness and response is needed to stop bioterrorism
incidents and save lives. The Administratio...
Vaccine study to target bioterrorism threat
...he World Health Organization (WHO) but, because of bioterrorism
concerns, the Saint Louis University School of Med... to identify the symptoms that may be related to a bioterrorism
event. WHO declared the world free of smallpox in 1980 after routine vaccination proved effective....
University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University establish Biomedical Security Institute to address bioterrorism, public health threats
... into a long-term cooperative agreement to address bioterrorism
issues, including developing a wide range of laboratory and information technologies. A grant of more than $900,000 to start the Biomedical Security Institute was part of $177 million in the current federal budget going to the Centers for Disease Con...
U.S. Department of Defense awards University of South Florida $4 milliion to prepare state's public health system for bioterrorism threat
...rated research and education initiative addressing bioterrorism
preparedness. The Center is a joint project of the USF College of Public Health and the Florida Department of Health. Based at the William G. "Doc" Myers Tampa Branch Laboratory, the center is directed by Jacqueline Cattani, PhD, professor of envir...
Terrorist threats to agriculture studied
...say prevention, detection and clean up methods for bioterrorism
at the farm level must be found now to avoid human...tened by the attacks on Sept. 11. "The efforts in bioterrorism
research are meant both to prevent attack and to offer rapid response to minimize consequences in ca...
Researchers examine deaths of two postal workers
...ied from inhalational anthrax as the result of the bioterrorism
attack. Both postal employees worked at the Brentwood facility, which processed an anthrax-laden letter mailed to Senator Tom Daschle on October 9, 2001. The report, which appears in the November 12, 2001 online edition of the Journal of the American...
Duke forum to address medical aspects of terrorism
...ng topics and speakers: Medical aspects of bioterrorism
Dr. Keith Kaye, director of hospital infection control, Duke Hospital, and assistant professor, Division of Infectious Diseases; Medical aspects of chemical toxins used in terrorism Dr. Woodhall "Sandy" Stopford, assistant clinical professor...
Institute to counter agricultural terrorism formalized
...ate the next generation of systems to help prevent bioterrorism
and to deal with it should it occur," Clarke said. The institute also will organize ongoing activities, foster interdisciplinary relationships, make better use of total resources and offer broad-based ongoing input to officials charged with homeland ...
Third piece completes deadly puzzle: Structure of anthrax toxin offers clues to treatment
...y clinician's mind, and within months of the first bioterrorism
case we have the structures for all three toxins. We hope this work will quickly lead to new therapies."...
2002 International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases
...pidemiology, research, communication and training, bioterrorism
and prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases, both in the United States and abroad. The conference will begin with poster sessions at 3:30 p.m. and an opening session at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 24 and conclude at noon on Wednesday, ...
New technology may benefit health care, bioterror defense
...ed to rapidly identify unknown pathogens used in a bioterrorism
attack, where quick answers about an organism could save lives. While the development of the technology is progressing quickly, Hardin estimates that a commercial device based on the direct molecular sensor is about three to five years away. She and...
CDC MMWR; tularemia and its potential use as a biological weapon
...isease occurrence that might signal an outbreak or bioterrorism
event. WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 2002 12 Noon 12:30 PM ET Brief remarks followed by Q/A. WHERE: At your desk, by toll-free conference line: Dial 866-254-5942Teleconference name: CDC A full transcript of this teleconference will ...
International consortium to create sequence-ready map of the cattle genome
...s. In addition, because of the potential threat of bioterrorism
to the nations food supply, the use of genome-based technologies to speed the diagnosis of exposure to animal pathogens or chemical agents may be critical to states whose economies are heavily dependent on animal agriculture, he said....
NIAID unveils bioterrorism research agenda
...term research goals and describes specifically how bioterrorism
countermeasures will be developed for each microbe...ad plans for attacking the full range of potential bioterrorism
pathogens. "Research is a vital element of bioterrorism
defense," says HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thom...
Experimental Biology 2002, Translating the Genome
... leaders to discuss science policy implications of bioterrorism
from governmental, public health and scientific perspectives. Many of the societies sponsor sessions that focus on challenges and opportunities for women scientists or scientists who are minorities, including a multi-society symposium on using genom...
Researchers develop first oral drug to treat smallpox infection
...us limiting its fast application in the event of a bioterrorism
attack or widespread epidemic. Found to be 100 times more potent then cidofovir, which is not readily taken up by cells, HDP-CDV is a modified cidofovir that exploits the cells own machinery to get in more effectively. HDP-CDV was developed by Ka...
Spinal cord injury and Alzheimers risk among topics at American Chemical Society meeting
...risk assessment and reduction, and the response to bioterrorism
by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (CHAS 7-14, 15-22, Monday, April 8, 9 a.m., Convention Center, Room 308C, Level Three) New approaches for treatment of osteoporosis A one-day symposium will explore new approaches for the tr...
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